Time to tune in to what you should be gifting the ladies in your life.
Rebel hearts melt for Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons’s Morrissey effigy candles. Each beeswax bust of the ’80s alt icon burns clean — unlike recipients’ feelings for the rock star.
How I Met Your Mother
Fluff architecture buffs with colorful Build Your Block pillows printed with NYC bakeries, modern high-rises, brownstones, old-money co-ops, and abandoned buildings.
Appeal to the kid within. Cherubic sterling silver penguin pendants and rings from Digby & Iona’s new collaboration with lauded illustrator Oliver Jeffers are direct; a grown-up, leather-cast bronze Peter Pan collar by Hudson Valley sculptor Marisa Lomonaco rings ironic.
In lieu of a stocking, stuff a cheeky canvas tote from local scarf maker Loquita with Sprout’s natural holiday lip balm, wintry loose-leaf herbal brews from DavidsTea, and a locket by MCMC Fragrances and Katrina LaPenne (each silver keepsake is filled with moonflower, rose, or lilac solid perfume).
The Dog Whisperer
She may be a tramp, but your best girl will love Bocce’s Bakery’s wheat-free truffle mac ’n’ cheese biscuits.
Mom lifts you up. Return the favor with a royal treatment at the Waldorf Astoria’s revamped Guerlain Spa. The new facial firms and lifts with a rice powder exfoliation, stamp massage, and customized Abeille bee products. Cut locks, not corners, with a gift certificate to Takamichi Hair’s newly opened flagship.
Spread cheer and good taste with limited-edition borough-themed macarons (Brooklyn cheesecake, Queens coconut cardamom) from Long Island City bakery Little Oven. The sweetest part: $1 from each box goes to New York Cares.
The Rachel Zoe Project
Sister act Patty and Christine Yoon keep it in the family with their line Bhon; do the same with matching tie-dye cardigans for you and yours. Make sure she gets home safely with a K8knitz reflective cowl-neck scarf and a Sawako Furuno croc-embossed or leopard-print bike helmet from Cloak & Dagger.
The Fabulous Life
Lay it on thick with a fringed vintage Welsh blanket from Love, Adorned or top all others with a Ryan Wilde creation from IDA, the milliner’s just-opened Williamsburg shop with jeweler Georgia Varidakis.
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Photos: Courtesy of Occulter by Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons; Courtesy of Digby & Iona; Courtesy of Little Oven
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